(Rochester, Minn.)— The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today the signing of left-handed pitcher Wyatt Padgett, from Brigham Young University (BYU) for the 2015 summer season.
Padgett, a 6-foot, 195-pound junior from Yucaipa, Calif. has yet to see action this year. He returned to BYU after serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Mexico City.
In 2011 as a freshman at BYU, Padgett appeared in seven games at first base. He then left on his mission trip and returned to action at BYU in 2014 for his sophomore season, playing first base. Padgett was then converted to a pitcher for the 2015 season.
Padgett was a two-sport athlete at Yucaipa High School, playing both baseball and football. As a senior he hit .434 with 41 RBIs, 12 doubles and five triples. As his team’s starting quarterback in football, Padgett threw for over 1,000 yards and nine TDs as a senior.
The Rochester Honkers 22nd season begins on May 26th when the Mankato MoonDogs bark into Mayo Field for a 7:05pm first pitch. Season Tickets, Bonus Books, Suites and Patios are now available. Call the Rochester Honkers office at 507-289-1170 for more information. The Honkers are also looking for host families for the 2015 season and ask all interested parties to call the business office for more information.
The Rochester Honkers are a member of the finest developmental league for elite college baseball players, the Northwoods League. Playing its 22nd season of summer collegiate baseball in 2015, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 18 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, more than 120 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (WAS) and MLB All-Stars Chris Sale (CWS), Jordan Zimmermann (WAS), Curtis Granderson (NYM), Allen Craig (BOS) and Ben Zobrist (OAK). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League Website. For more information, visit www.rochesterhonkers.com